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Owner & President Resume

Chicago, IL

SUMMARY:

  • Experienced IT Executive, solution architect, program/project manager, designer, and troubleshooter with over 20 years of experience utilizing and implementing business systems and processes.
  • Instrumental in the design, development and deployment of computer hardware/software systems for entities ranging from small companies to large Fortune 50 corporations.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE:

  • Automotive Outdoor Media Network Marketing
  • Healthcare Consumer Products Financial Services
  • Construction Market Research Insurance

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Owner & President

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Responsibilities:

  • IT Executive and Program Management specialist working with large companies to implement transformation projects as a Program Manager or filling an Executive role within the organization to drive change and ensure a successful change to the business.
  • SAP technical architect - managed the specification and purchase of equipment to support SAP implementation. Moving from iSeries to IBM pSeries environment, design
  • Director of Technology - reported directly to the Vice President of Information Technology and responsible for all technical/infrastructure work in progress, and planning for 2010 and 2011 projects.
  • Mentored Churchill resources to bring them from highly capable technical resources to people able to manage projects that crossed the specialties within the organization
  • Worked with VP of IT to define the correct vendor mix to support sourcing activities and leveraging outside services to supplement internal resources
  • Planned and defined several long term activities including consolidation of network across divisions, develop standards and practices across divisions, managed change from Lotus Notes to Exchange for messaging.
  • Specified requirements and developed a Business Plan for a new Data Center to replace the existing Data Center and support updated Disaster Recovery requirements.

Partner

Confidential, Des Plaines, IL

Responsibilities:

  • Business integration and IT consulting services company specializing in deal lifecycle management, category management, supplier lifecycle management and strategic sourcing solutions.
  • 4Gen was engaged by Delphi to help manage the removal of IT costs related to 100+ sites being divested or closed down globally.
  • Manager of Hosting workstream, responsible for identification, valuation and validation of cost removal in support of operational shutdown or divestiture of sites.
  • Worked with Delphi Project Managers and Vendors to improve internal operational processes.
  • Worked with Delphi infrastructure staff to evaluate existing IT assets during the divestiture/shutdown process to dispose or reuse existing equipment. For equipment to be reused, decided where it was to be delployed.
  • Project, deployment and operations manager for an IT purchasing solution for GM of North America to manage the transition from a single supplier to a multi supplier model for IT purchases.
  • Program Architect for Global Asset Administration, a project to manage all of GM’s IT assets globally. In charge of all related infrastructure design, purchase, implementation and integration into GM’s Global Services environment. This was a 10 Sun server implementation.
  • Program Architect and Program Manager for Global Request to Pay solution to process all GM IT procurement worldwide. Managed all related infrastructure design, purchase, implementation and integration into GM’s Global Services environment. This was a 40+ Sun server implementation.
  • Request to Pay process Operations owner and manager of the General Motors IT Supplier Council to deal with all IT procurement issues globally for the six main Performing Suppliers.
  • Worked with CIO and Application Development manager to review and make recommendations to their existing IT Project Portfolio Management processes and tools.
  • Managed upgrade of existing Project Portfolio software to new release and in corporate process and control changes.
  • Worked with IT management to validate and model Deaconess’ Project Portfolio Management structure.
  • Installed, configured and provided job specific training to IT staff in the Portfolio Process and Pacific Edge software application, including hardware and network.
  • Worked with IT management to develop and document BMW Project Portfolio Management processes.
  • Installed, configured and provided job specific training to IT staff in the Portfolio Process and Pacific Edge software application.
  • Worked with Oracle Financials implementation team to review current process and progress in converting data from existing legacy systems to Oracle Project Management and Purchasing modules.
  • Developed a new approach and workplan to address issues in current conversion process.
  • Provided support to on-site data conversion team in methods, standards and technology.
  • Developed roadmap to migrate from a VAX Alpha environment to HP Unix environment.
  • Designed a capabilities focused Business Intelligence Architecture to address GM’s ongoing issues in development and deployment of BI projects. Team lead for functional and architectural issues.
  • Built Analysis Engine for IT Sustain Cost Reduction Pilot. Worked with Cost Analysts and Software Vendor to add additional functionality to Pacific Edge software.
  • Provided support for architecture, development, management and design of Oracle based computing resources to support core business functions including: finance, payroll, interactive telephone applications and market research.
  • Supported development teams building applications using Oracle based infrastructure.
  • Key member of Office move team, worked with VP of Infrastructure (Americas) in planning Data Center move from Arlington Heights to downtown Chicago. Interfaced with multiple vendors to develop plans to move mission critical 24x7 applications with minimal downtime.
  • Worked with development teams on Oracle related architecture, design, development and deployment of interfaces and add-on functionality to the main COMET SAP system.
  • Supported the integration of a purchased subsidiary’s SAP system with the core SAP Order Entry system, including new hardware and network infrastructure to integrate the new company into Abbott’s global computing environment.
  • Worked with Manugistics and Red Prairie project teams to support upgrades to Logistics and Warehousing applications.
  • This included upgrades to Oracle database and application software to support the new version and modifications to interfaces to the Corporate SAP system.

Owner & President

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Responsibilities:

  • Technical consulting services firm specializing in custom developed solutions using the Oracle toolset, and SAP implementations.
  • Provided technical expertise for the installation and operational planning for the DaVinci Project. In this project, Keebler moved from a mainframe environment to a UNIX based SAP. This project is one of the largest SAP installations in the world. DaVinci also includes the installation of Manugistics.
  • Worked with existing IT staff to design and build new infrastructure for servers and network to support the transformation.
  • Assisted with on-going management of existing systems, helping with integration of Kellogg systems.
  • Integrated three separate database systems. Managed project. Performed systems design and development. These assignments included work in the accounting, order entry, inventory, quality assurance, and manufacturing areas.
  • Designed and developed the Customer Survey Information System and Proposal Response System. These systems resulted in better feedback from the customers and faster proposal response time.
  • Provided on-site training, support and development services for the entire company. This included a system to handle orders for sample products, and designing the network connectivity between the warehouse site and the corporate offices.
  • Served as DBA, project manager and technical developer. Projects included connectivity between desktop, Distribution Division, VAX, and corporate mainframe systems. Also, development of three other projects that provided major functionality that did exit at any level in the corporate systems.
  • Re-wrote the SAP pricing interface for the COMET project. COMET is the Common Order Management Enterprise Team, which is responsible for moving all order entry functions from the various divisions to a centrally managed set of systems. Also provide on going Database and Infrastructure support.

Cell Tech

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Responsibilities:

  • Project Manager for Cell Tech’s software replacement project. Managed requirements gathering, RFP generation, software selection, modifications and implementation, including user training and data conversion.
  • This project covered all aspects of the business: order processing, finance and manufacturing.
  • Specified and installed new server environment to support the new application environment.
  • Worked with company management to integrate newly acquired businesses into overall operations, both business and IT.
  • Evaluated, selected, and implemented new operational and financial software, trained and performed data conversion for operational software.
  • Designed and implemented a nationwide network, and redesigned corporate IT management structure and new server infrastructure to support new software.
  • Upgraded all desktop hardware to current technology and updated Help Desk to support the new end user environment.
  • Provided database expertise for their SAP project, worked on upgrade planning and performance tuning.
  • Evaluated and selected operational and software package, provided Network design and customized reporting. Software supported finance, order processing, inventory and manufacturing.
  • Specified and installed a new IBM iSeries server solution for the new application.
  • Provided expertise on Database, Unix and Network on an SAP/Manugistics project. Included system setup, stress testing and performance tuning in an HP/Oracle/EMC Environment.
  • Worked with HP SAP Competency Center to design and build the Production hardware environment for 3 SAP implementations and integrate them into the existing technical infrastructure.
  • Installed and implemented backup software and scripts for Oracle environment to work with EMC’s EDM backup product. Trained internal technical staff on database and system management. Worked with development staff for web based market research application.
  • Worked with Marketing Department to implement a new solution based on Intel hardware, including a standard IBM blade server configuration that could be deployed in any data center worldwide to support the Market Research efforts.

Project Manager

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Responsibilities:

  • Managed multiple dimensions of the projects including: management, resource allocation, design and development.
  • Responsible for staff management for all members of project team. The projects ranged from the development and maintenance of general business applications, to technical database management issues.

Programmer Analyst

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Responsibilities:

  • Developed enhancements and modifications to the existing corporate systems. These applications included: order entry, accounting, and inventory.
  • Managed the server, network and telecom infrastructure for the company.

Manager

Confidential, DeKalb, IL

Responsibilities:

  • Managed all of the student and faculty computing labs. This included the hiring, firing, training, and management of a staff of 130 undergraduate students and 10 graduate students.
  • Specified and help create an Ethernet network for Campus computing labs
  • Managed the creation of the new School of Nursing computer lab
  • Responsibilities also included teaching classes in the Computer Science Department.

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